- Put a disc into the drive (it can be ANY disc, also works with a blank CD-R)
- Turn the power switch off (the flip switch behind the left corner of the console)
- Turn it back on until you see the disc read blue light flash 1-2 times then turn the power off again
This did not work. I have tried hundreds of times with many variations in timing. The only time I was able to get the PS3 not to auto boot was to switch the power on and off very quickly at the flashing Blue light. I then get a few beeps and a flashing red light. But this is not working.